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FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
with the obama administration as a national security advisor for four years. and while he was not the architect of the drone program itself, he has been the architect of the obama administration drone program. and i came away from there with the feeling that i had going in that there is a definite direction of not capturing these high value targets and soliciting information from them through detention and interrogation. >> but because he said that it's ideal or preferrable to capture them so you can get intelligence. >> yet when i asked him how many high value targets they had captured in the last four years on the obama administration, he dodged and weaved there. >> he said he would get back to you with a number. >> the fact is, i know what the number is. it's one. he allude to do it a little later in his testimony. we captured a guy, we put him on a ship for 60 days and sailed around in the ocean, interrogated him. you know, that's not a detention interrogation policy that can be -- >> brennan also, as mike emmanuel pointed out, seems to have been on both sides of the enhanced inte
WHUT
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
chris hedges are suing the obama administration of the controversial provision in the meant national defense authorization detention of journalists who interact with certain groups. the justice department asked an appeals court to reveal a decision blocking the indefinite detention saying the ruling would hamper its ability to fight terrorism. the obama administration has already won an emergency freeze of the ruling of the case is appealed. plaintiffs, the pentagon whistle-blower, spoke outside the courthouse wednesday. >> we're trying to get people across the country to stand with us because this is a thin line between our most fundamental civil liberties. the ndaa rolls back our rights. it is really basic. if your for the as constitution, you should support our case. >> our constitution has been under assault for 10 years now. they said there were not torture anyone. now they're open toopenly proclaiming that. >> to hear our full interview with daniel ellsberg, go to democracynow.org. the main umbrella group for immigrant youth activists is calling for an immigration overhaul that
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> under the obama administration, their use has increased. but it's now under serious fire on capitol hill. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: president obama's pick for cia director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at his confirmation hearing this afternoon. democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the administration's point person on drones, the man who signs off on the kill list. >> i suggest to you that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists are, indeed, ethical and just. >> reporter: the use of drones has grown 700% under the obama administration. we learned just yesterday, that america has a secret base in saudi arabia, used to send drones throughout the region. lawmakers will discover about a document that says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed if a high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. but the government can do so without having clear evidence. human rights advocates disagree. >> that justifies, essent
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
news this morning. new sanctions against iran go into effect today. the obama administration is targeting the country's big broadcaster and internet policing agency. economic sanctions enacted last summer have also been triggered. washington hopes the move will force iran to halt its nuclear program. >>> police in southern california are on the hunt for a man who used to be one of their own. former lapd officer christopher dorner is wanted nkz in connection to a double homicide. the cal state basketball coach and her fiance were found shot to death sunday night. >>> some say the kappa sigma fraternity went too far in throwing an asian party. an invitation was written in broken english and portrayed kim jong-il trip to america. members of duke's asian student association are protesting what they call a, quote, racist rager. >>> beginning in august, the post office will no longer deliver mail on saturdays. however, your packages will still show up in your mailbox. post office locations will remain open. it's expected to save the cash-strapped agency about $2 billion. >>> and there
PBS
Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm EST
. he was also a u.s. citizen and the obama administration agreed to show congress the legal opinion justifies such attacks. the white house argues that from strikes effectively target america's enemies but critics cite heavy civilian casualties and the u.s. relies on them too much. >> the drone is the only weapon that really frightened insurgents. it is ineffective. we cannot possibly kill these people one at a time and expect to come out on top. >> they are clearly not invincible. iranian tv has shown these pictures that come from a u.s. surveillance drone they captured two years ago. it's interesting timing. >> with me here in the studio is a former adviser to president obama's special up is that it to afghanistan and pakistan. you understand this area of the world very closely. how important is this to the national security? >> it has killed a number of al qaeda leaders but it has not decimated the organization completely. it has pushed them to move into other areas of the middle east. also, at a very high political cost. it does cause an enormous amount of anger in pakistan whic
FOX
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
obama administration made efforts to combat human trafficking and joining us is the director of the u.s. department of education office of safe and healthy students. thank you for coming in. >> thank you for inviting me. >> and one in 25 girls, that signs high. how do you define this january ray of exploitation? >> that exploitation takes many forms, including child pornography and human trafficking and into prostitution. it's a significant problem. >> and how does human trafficking affect schools? >> in a number of ways. it affects the girls and boys directly trafficked and it has a negative impact on the school climate. >> and how would someone who is watching this identify a victim of human traffic something. >> there are warning signs. some seen are young people showing up with a lot of expensive clothes, jewelry, and wads of cash. older boyfriends or girlfriends and as well as being out of up to, tacking about trips they have taken. june -- talking about trips they have taken. >> unexplained absences from school, chronically runs away from home, talks about frequent travel to other
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm EST
protesters, lawmakers also demanded answers the obama administration about the more than 300drone strikes. i have been calling and others have been calling, the vice chairman and i on the use of targets for increased transparency for over a year. >> reporter: specifically the chair said she wants information on the number of civilian deaths that result from drone strikes but has been denied because it's a secret program. >> i think that thinking, is long gone. >> reporter: earlier this week a unclassified document said american citizens that are tied to al-qaeda can be killed if an informed high level official believes they pose a threat. the government doesn't have to have clear evidence. the director defended the approach. >> i never believe it better that kill a terrorist than to detain him. >> reporter: earlier today members of the committees were able to see classified information outlining the legal justification but based on their questioning they still want more. abc news washington. >> the new jersey striking back against clinton's white house doctor who criticized his weight. th
PBS
Feb 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
lot by the obama administration. now, we're starting to see questions in the u.s.. >> the problem is who are they targeting? the high-value targets, we know who they are. there are many more attacks that killed lower-level targets. people that might be mildly associated with terrorists. the larger issue is that it is causing a political problem. people in pakistan think whether these targets are legitimate or not, the u.s. is violating their airspace and national sovereignty. that my be a greater cost. >> those are not the arguments i was hearing listing to the hearing john brennan. but the senators were concerned about was not the political implications, they were concerned about the without the of targeted american citizens and that is pretty much that was all they were concerned about. >> that is a very narrow concern largely because this is in line with what the bush administration implemented. the republicans are hard pressed to criticize the drone program. the democrats do not want to criticize it. the only focus on whether we should be killing americans. the problem is much bi
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
the obama administration gun control administration. inviteden choked up while recounting sandy hook. and a somber tone turned emphatic, reminding his audience as of their obligations as lawmakers to act. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> speaking to those worried about the political consequences and backing controversial gun legislation, biden argued, quote, i promise you times have changed. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is known for being direct. well, once, his response to a doctor offering an unsolicited opinion on his weight was just that. >> this is just another hack who wants five minutes on tv. >> his comments came after connie mariano warned that he would die if in office. the governor has joked about his weight in the past and even on david letterman this week but he didn't find anything funny about mariano's comments. >> it's completely irresponsible. completely irresponsible. i have four children betwe
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 10:00am PST
obama administration, but going forward, you know, 10, 15, 20 years. how will we approach these sorts of future -- hopefully they don't occur, but future benghazis and drone strikes in the future against american citizens. it's really about ten years in the future rather than five years in the past. >> steve clemons, michael lighter, and joining me now senator jay rockefeller who serves on the intelligence committee and is a former chairman of the committee. senator, you are the expert. what does the committee want to hear today from john brennan before deciding to vote whether he should be the next cia director? >> i think what we're going to hear -- i've had good talks with john brennan. i have known him for a number of years, and the fact of the matter is, you know, he himself was not aware of the intelligence and the eitc enhanced interrogation and torture stuff. there's a lot that he -- until we wrote a 6,000 page document with 23,000 foot notes. he has read the summaries of that, and he is shocked. there's a lot people don't know even though they're in a position to know i
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
the obama administration's war on al qaeda. daniel is national political correspondent "news week" and the daily beast and also the author of "kill or capture, the war on terror and the soul of the obama presidency." good to see you. thanks very much for joining us. you are right on point with the hearing. the subject of the hearing today. a couple of things you expose in your book. you right about the president having month qualms about killing al alaki in yemen. the american, of course, who was involved with allegedly involved with the christmas bomber. you said that he had become fixated on taking out the charismatic cleric, and you write that his focus was so intense that one of his briefers, general james cartwright, the former deputy national security advisor, thought that -- deputy joint chief of staff chair of the joint chief thought that the obama's rhetoric was starting to sound like george w. bush's, whom he had briefed on many occasions. what is clear that the president found the american citizenship's immaterial. can you expand on that? >> well, andrea, it was really
CW
Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm CST
they captured that missing plane. thethe obama administration hands over to the senate intelligence committee today. a classified document that justifies the killing of americans who are members of al-qaeda. the justice department memo says the u-s government may kill any american overseas. if a high- ranking government official believes they are top operatives for the terror group. the document says the government doesn't need to wait until an attack on america is imminent. the white house is sharing the memo in response to complaints about the secrecy of its drone policy. the obama administration hands over to the senate intelligence committee today. a classified document that justifies the killing of americans who are members of al-qaeda. expected to face. he is also expected to explain his role in the detention and interrogation role. new jersy governor chris christie is blasting a former white house physician who said christie's weight might cause him to die in office. christie toured the city of sea girt, new jersey yesterday and talked with people there about damage from supe
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
house democrats last night urging them to support the obama administration's gun control agenda. biden choked up while speaking about the recent tragedy at sandy hook and recounted examples of 1600 deaths since that day. his tone turned emphatic reminding audience as their obligation as lawmakers to act. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> speaking to those worried about the political consequences of backing controversial gun legislation, biden argued "i promise you, times have changed." >>> new jersey governor chris christie is known for being direct. wednesday his response to a doctor offering unsolicited opinions about his weight is just that. >> this is just another hack who wants five minutes on tv. >> his comments came after a former white house doctor said she worries christie might die in office if he's elected president. the governor has been outspoke been his weight in the past and even joked about it on the "l
FOX Business
Feb 7, 2013 9:20am EST
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MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 12:00am PST
tonight. stay with us. >>> coming up, liberals have serious questions about the obama administration's legal justification for targeting killing of americans. the white house has responded tonight. our big panel tackles the issue, and we'll have the latest. >>> karl rove is running cover for mitch mcconnell by going after ashley judd in a new commercial? tonight we have ashley judd's response to turd blossom. >>> and a brand-new to tack on to hillary clinton from our friends across the street. it will make your jaw drop, friend. you can listen to my radio on sirius xm radio monday through friday from noon to 3:00 p.m. slayer your thoughts on facebook and on twitter. we are coming right back. toured. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for staying with us tonight. marco rubio has been picked by republicans to deliver the republican response to the president's state of the union address next tuesday. for rubio, being selected to give the speech is the only endorsement he has gotten from the republican friends lately. you can say senator rubio is the unofficial immigration czar for the re
Comedy Central
Feb 7, 2013 1:00am PST
] what were the obama administration's reasons for letting the bush torture memos out? >> the truth is that because these were in the public domain. >> jon: okay to make material public when everybody knows about it and we're covered there because the norkts released this memo on drone strikes. we're good. release them. what snels. >> even the last administration has revealed the most serious aspects of this. >> jon: precedent number two the administration has fessed up to doing it and obama has done everything short of taking out a billboard about the drone programs. i think we are okay there, too. i think we're doing pretty g. and what is the last reason? >> there was no legal rational for keeping them classified. >> jon: oh. so we don't he mind you knowing about (bleep) we don't do once we don't do it nix we told you we would be transparent we just dn't didn't [cheers and applause] >> jon: boom! welcome back. [cheers and applause] big news from across the upon the, the country that we have a special relationship with just had an historic vote in special relations. >> now to gay marr
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
press reports indicate that in the first two years of president obama's administration there were four times the number of targeted killings than in eight years of president bush's administration. is your testimony today that the huge increase in the number of lethal strikes has no connection to the change in the obama administration's detention policy? because obviously for capturing a terrorist, we have the opportunity to interrogate that individual and perhaps learn of ongoing plots. but if the strike is done, that opportunity is lost. are you saying today that it is totally unconnected to the obama administration's shift in its detainee policy? >> i can say unequivocally there's never been an occasion that i'm aware of where we had the opportunity capture a terrorist and we didn't and we decided to take a lethal strike. so that certainly there is no correlation there as far as any type of termination of the cia's detention interrogation program and that increase in strikes. now, i will say that if you look out over the last four years what happened in a number of places such a
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
answer some tough questions about the obama administration's use of human drone strikes. >> reporter: lawmakers get their chance to grill the president's pick to run the nation's top spy agency. it comes in the middle of a growing controversy over u.s. drone strikes targeting terror suspects overseas. brennan helped manage the drone program. >> there were many cases we're talking about hardened terrorists but we do need to have a different approach when an american citizen is involved. >> reporter: now the white house is letting lawmakers look at classified information explaining the legal justification for using strikes targeting american terror suspects. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are raising concerns about the program. brennan is also expected to face tough questions about his time as a c.i.a. executive during the bush administration and what he knew about enhances interrogation techniques. >> he's going to face questions from democrats about his prior role in detention and rendition policies. >> reporter: brennan has said he was aware of the program, but did not play a
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
connection to the change in the obama administration's detention policy? because obviously for capturing a terrorist, we have the opportunity to interrogate that individual and perhaps learn of ongoing plots. but if the strike is done, that opportunity is lost. are you saying today that it is totally unconnected to the obama administration's shift in
Current
Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
oil and gas industry which says the obama administration could limit production. that is not true. but that's what they say any way. do you remember this exchange? >> romney: you cut permits in half. >> obama: not true. >> romney: how much did you cut them. production on government land is down 14%. and production on gas is down 9%. >> obama: is it's just not true. >> cenk: well, president obama was correct there. and i would say unfortunately because when you look at this chart, how much land that the president has conserved whew, disastrous, not only did clinton clean his clock but so did george w. bush and ronald reagan. he preserved less land for public use than george w. bush. of course, obama likes to break bush's record and go further right, and he did in this case as well and opened up a tremendous amount of land to drill on. i want to bring in a couple of experts, michael shure our political correspondent, and then mark flogl with greenpeace research unit. thank you for joining us. i want to ask you about sally jewel's record. it seems to me that it's a mixed bag. she wor
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
. >>> the obama administration's decision to give congress previously classified counter terrorism documents followed days of pressure from lawmakers demanding more transparency. john brennan himself called for clarity in a speech in 2009. >> i have been deeply troubled by the inflammatory rhetoric and hyperbole that is often characterizing the debate over the security policies. particularly those relating to the fight against terrorists. as we move ahead, the president feels strongly we maintain a robust dialogue with the american people, indeed with the world about the full range of efforts to prevent terrorist attacks. >> the new mexico senator tom udahl is one of seven senators that signed a letter that led to the classified legal opinions release. he joins me now. senator, good morning to you. >> good morning. good to be with you this morning. >> apologies. we are late. the president was late in his speech at the prayer breakfast. let me start with the administration's decision. is this a no? >> i think this is encouraging to release the documents to the committees. i want to
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 1:00am PST
administration believes president obama has the power to order the killing of americans in counterterrorism strikes around the world. look at this. ever since anybody knew such a document existed, this is how the administration has been coping with requests to see this document. this is a letter from the justice department telling the aclu that they neither confirm nor deny the existence of the documents described in your request. quote, the fact -- excuse me -- the very fact of the existence or nonexistence of such diagnostics is itself classified. that's what they've been saying for more than a year. but now as of tonight, the administration admitted that that legal reasoning memo exists. the associated press first breaking the news late tonight. nbc news confirming it. the president has directed the justice department to give the memo to the intelligence committees in congress. it is the first time that this will have been seen outside the administration itself. now, the administration has openly in speeches and in public comments asserted that it believes it is acting w
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 9:00pm EST
obama administration have to go on the record, have to answer questions on all of these secret things that we know our government does, but we never get to hear anything about. terms of the big picture here, though, can bit a thorough, appropriate, and fair vetting of john brennan as an individual candidate to run the cia if he also effectively has to serve as the spokesperson for all counterterrorism policies under president barack obama? and even in some cases counterterrorism policies under the bush administration. if he has to be the point man on all of those policies for both administrations, are there things that we will be missing? should we worry about missing things that are important about him as an individual potential leader of the cia if we simply use his confirmation hearings as a stand-in to interrogatory all of president obama's counterterrorism policies, forgive the pun. are there more specific questions we ought to be asking him as an individual about him and what he sees as the future of the cia? for example, if john brennan is confirmed and becomes head of the cia,
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
have more power running the cia than he has right now within the obama administration as the president's counterterrorism adviser? what will he be able to do at the cia that he cannot do now? also, if john brennan is confirmed, would he have the power to get the cia out of the secret drone strike business altogether? he has suggested that that job should be returned to the military, where oversight is a more traditional and transparently structured thing. he has said that he wants to do that. will he be able to do that if he wants to? could he have had more power to do that in the white house than he'll a have at one of the two agencies affected by such a change? tomorrow is a big day. it's complicated stuff, and stuff that our administration does right now that is the biggest ratio between controversy and how much we know about it. tomorrow is a big, big day. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
the other obama administration has been, officials have been. i expect by now he'll admit it was a terrorist attack which would be a welcome change. look, i think he's hoping to be asked about drones because he doesn't want to be asked uncomfortable questions about other issues. and my fear is that the drones, is going to divert attention away from benghazi that need to be explored and divert attention away from issues like quite frankly. john brennan was the height of the bush administration the enhanced interrogation program. so he was literally the principal consumer of intelligence for khalid shaikh mohammed and others. if he claims he was opposed to it why didn't he speak out and quite frankly why aren't we interrogating people. when you vaporize a terrorist with a drone you vaporize their intelligence in their brain. we're killing everybody on drones and happening on his watch and ought to be answering questions about that. >> alisyn: and simon, you know how washington works, and things are not always as they seem at first blush. is it as we hear marc sort of saying, leaked t
KICU
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
of research." the obama administration is proposing to put $1 billion into opening up to 15 new manufacturing innovation institutes to help make american industry more competitive and encourage investment in the u.s. "they're looking at the drop in gdp and manufacturing and how that has affected that, and they have a very bold and progressive plan to move manufacturing forward." > > rapid tech has helped over 900 companies with their manufacturing needs for parts like these, and ed tackett says that this is only the beginning. "we're starting to see a grassroots - if you will - movement where people are printing their own objects at their house, or at their work, or at their desktop, and i think that trend is going to continue for several more years." > > for first business news, i'm ky sisson. with demand for the new 3d printing, rapid tech grads are finding work with companies such as nike and boeing. still ahead, the oscars are kicking it up a notch this year. find out how next in movies and money. teenagers ruled at the box office. our movie guy is here with the back story o
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
outgoing member of the obama administration says more needs to be done to make sure the u.s. can continue to fulfill its transportation needs. >>> wusa9 returns in two minutes with those stories and of course your weather first. we'll be back. >>> hello and welcome back to wusa9. our time is 4:44 on this friday eve. looking forward to the weekend, even there is a little rain in it. >> the rain will be friday. some snow showers possible friday night behind the big storm that's going to miss us. we'll get wet weather from that. maybe a touch of wintry weather tomorrow morning especially west of town. if you travel up to new york through new england, this will be an epic snowfall for them. one to three feet it looks like widespread, even places from long island into new england. boston could get 2 to 3 feet of snow from this. so a crippling storm for them. let's get you going with a look at your day planner this thursday. we have a lot more clouds than what we saw on wednesday. maybe a few peeks of sun early. there could be a late sprinkle here. temperatures will struggle to get to
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 11:00am EST
classified information about how the obama administration is justifying drone strikes own american terrorists overseas. brennan helped manage the drone program. he is likely going to be challenged on it today. lawmakers also expected to ask him about waterboarding and for what he knew about some high-profile national security leaks. a lot of big topics. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live from capitol hill with more. within those hallways, mike, what are you hearing about? what will really be the focus of this hearing? >> reporter: jenna, i think you hit on a lot of the key topics. senator i don't know mccain is among those very interested in brennan's position on those enhanced interrogation techniques during the bush administration. brennan came out and said he was opposed to waterboarding. mccain wants to know if there is any evidence that brennan was opposed to waterboarding. brennan said he favored some aspects of the enhanced interrogation program. as for the drones we expect he will take some heat from the left. also some heat in terms of killing american
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
developing story from the white house. the controversy surrounding the obama administration and its use of drones to kill americans abroad. the administration is reversing course and saying classified information is tied to the investigation. growing reaction to tonight's decision. >> that have been asking for these classified documents for two years. now the administration is handing over administration about the deadly drawn attacks that targeted more than 300 suspected terrorists. in a surprising about face, and just hours before john brennan begins confirmation hearings the white house agreed to turn over classified documents to member of congress that lay out the rationale for the controversy lagrone program. >> they are suggesting they might hold up of bennett's nomination until they got to see the documents. the documents explain from a legal standpoint how the drones could be used to kill suspected terrorists. it was revealed that american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed if and inform high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. but there does not ha
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am PST
house. the 15 proposals are said to be similar to those by the obama administration including background checks on all gun purchasers and bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. some proposals are expected to have little chance of passing in the republican-controlled house. >>> marin county is about to fulfill its promise after it issued ious during its gun buy- back program. $43,000 set aside for last month's program that paid people who turned in guns. but the money ran out, so organizers handed out $70,000 worth of vouchers and those vouchers can now be redeemed a week from tomorrow thanks to private donations and funds from the county and its cities. >>> the legal battle to kept an oyster farm operating at point reyes is going to the next level. operators of the drakes bay oyster farm are going to the federal appeals court in san francisco challenging interior secretary ken salazar's decision to have the area returned to wilderness conditions. a federal judge in oakland denied their appeal on monday. >>> more bay area headlines for you. 7 people are recovering
PBS
Feb 7, 2013 12:00am PST
states, but this moment with the vigor and use of the obama administration, there is so much focus placed on the white house, and you have to play the president, what made you want to do eight? >> there is a renewed interest and glamour and a new generation interested in politics. the biggest reasons were a combination of ann curry washington and -- of kerry washington and shonda rhimes. i have a long time felt that kerry is one of our best actresses working, and when shonda created the show i knew that would be interesting. i thought if there is a potential love interest with kerry washington, that is something you do not want to turn around, for a lot of reasons. >> that would be scandal. what do you make of the success she has in a relatively short time. she has got some hits in a relatively short time. when i read the pilot script and saw the first episode, immediately i thought, this woman has such a distinctive voice. when i think shonda is gifted, she has an idea of what people want to see in terms of popcorn, soap opera on value, but also really smart dialogue and a lot of
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
% under the obama administration. we learned just yesterday, that america has a secret base in saudi arabia, used to launch drones throughout the region. lawmakers will also raise questions about a newly-discovered document saying, american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed if a high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. but the government can do so without having clear evidence. human rights advocates disagree. >> that justifies, essentially, a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: drone strikes have become controversial. in pakistan alone, there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade, killing thousands of terrorists, but also more than 300 civilians. the retired general who once ran the military's drone strike program, thinks there should be discussion about their use. >> if the threshold gets too low and we're too casual about it, then we'll forget how much scar tissue we build up in those countries. >> reporter: the white house defends the drone program and says it will provide congressional
WHUT
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
president has made very clear that this is a priority for the obama administration. senator kerry did some very good work as a member and chair of the senate foreign relations committee in righting the treatment of women and the need to address abuses and problems. so i'm confident that women and girls will remain a singular essential part of american foreign policy. >> while she was secretary, clinton teamed the state department up with the gallup organization. that to collect hard evidence of the impact of investing in women and girls. clinton hopes it will be a tool for making a persuasive argument for such investments in the future and valuable policy information. >> we have strong evidence that women play roles in all kinds of things, and in particular, in peace-keeping and conflict prevention. they raise issues in these kinds of negotiations, like human rights and human security. that are fundamental to forging a lasting and sustainable peace but we need more internationally comparable data to examine women's contributions affect conflict regions and only, then, can we really cr
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
tonight. after our nbc news report about the obama administration's use of drone strikes to target suspected terrorists overseas. that same technology is being used here at home, a lot. not to launch missile strikes of any kind, but as eyes in the sky for a local law enforcement and a lot of other uses. they've got a lot of folks concerned, and some states are moving to ban drones. our report tonight from nbc's john yang in chicago. >> reporter: while the alabama hostage crisis was under way in an underground bunker, authorities had a bird's-eye view, an unarmed, remote control drone. but there's a growing backlash to the use of similar devices by law enforcement agencies. this week, virginia lawmakers passed what would be the nation's first restrictions on drones. and today in the florida senate, a ban on drones advanced. >> my view is that the government works for us. the government is there to serve us, to protect us. >> reporter: from california to maine, officials in at least 11 states are considering various restrictions. according to government data, drones are being used by
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
confirmation hearing. john brennan was peppered with questions about the obama administration's use of deadly drone strike against al qaeda suspects. during the hearing, officers removed protesters pretty angry about that protest. brennan has been with the program for 25 years. the senate will vote on his nomination later on this month. >>> until now, georgetown has been known as one top-notch joint. in fact one of the highest class grocers in america. well, after rats, roaches, mice and our friend, oh my goodness, russ. what's the story in >> reporter: at least these rats, roaches, you know it works right outside now. and they did. the name is nearly synonymous with quality control and this is bad. just bad news. almost unbelievable for their fancy food gourmet shopping. the high dollar caviar. fine meat and loving customers. overnight shoppers at the grocers were shocked to see the health department's eminent health hazard warning views. ordering them to close over the noon hour today where this store, they opened back up, saying that they had passed the reinspection. yesterday they
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am PST
confirmation hearing. brennan is being tasked to defend the obama administration's use of unmanned drones to kill terror suspects. he helped run the drone program. >> we have a high confidence that they are being done for the right reasons in the right way. >> what qualifies as an imminent threat that would warn taking a life without any kind of proceeding or any kind of review by anyone else? >> brennan is expected to face questioning on his role in the controversial terrorist interrogations used by the bush administration. >>> we're happy to report things are back to normal this morning for a san francisco tourist attraction after grinding to a scary halt yesterday. a spokesperson from san francisco municipal transportation agency says a bolt stuck right in the tracks appears to have caused a cable car accident that injured a total of ten people. the cable car was filled with tourists and locals and it came to an abrupt stop. investigators now looking into where exactly that bolt may have come from and how it actually got stuck into the tracks into the first place. >>> doctors have a dire
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
live in rockville, ken molestina, wusa9. >> thanks, kenny. >>> tonight joe biden continued the obama's administration push for gun control. speaking at a democratic retreat, biden acknowledged there are no easy solutions. >> we all know there is no single answer to ensure this will never happen again. a mass shooting like newtown or aurora or tucson or oak creek. well, if we have to act, we have to act rationally and do whatever we can to diminish the possibility of this ever happening again. >> president obama is expected to speak at that retreat tomorrow. and former president bill clinton is scheduled to speak on friday. >>> a popular georgetown food shop closed up tonight after a complaint. the department of health says it found rats, roaches and mice infestation at dean and deluca. and we spoke with the store employee, and he wouldn't commit. investigative reporter russ ptacek is digging for more details, and he'll bring them to you tomorrow at 11:00 along with the rest of the week's food alerts and closures. >>> there are reports tonight about a merger deal between american airlin
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